France sees highest number of Covid-19 patients going into hospital since April

Medical personnel and paramedics push a gurney with a Covid-19-infected patient arriving at the intensive care department of the university hospital (CHU) of Tours, western France, March 31, 2020.
Medical personnel and paramedics push a gurney with a Covid-19-infected patient arriving at the intensive care department of the university hospital (CHU) of Tours, western France, March 31, 2020. © Guillaume Souvant, AFP

French hospitals registered 1,307 new coronavirus patients on Monday in the highest one-day increase since April 2, which saw 1,607 new patients, as the health system comes under increasing stress from a runaway infection rate.

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